Augustus P. Hardy

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

AUGUSTUS POORE HARDY   (aka GUS HARDY)

(blacksmith, sheriff, deputy US marshal, farmer)

BIOGRAPHY

Augustus Poor Hardy was born March 2, 1831 in Georgetown, Essex County, Massachusetts.

Augustus Poore Hardy ("Gus") was a famous frontiersman who was called by Brigham Young to areas which needed his particular brand of fearlessness and bravery.

It has been said that he brought the first cotton seed to Utah's Dixie.

In November 1877, he became sheriff of Washington County. This was a dangerous job, for Silver Reef was in full bloom, and with it came all the problems of a boomtown. In St. George, his special mission was to work with the Indians. In this he was very successful, for he quickly learned their language and was able to act as their interpreter in dealing with church or civic authorities. He served as sheriff until August of 1883.

Augustus Poor Hardy died 23 December 1912 in St George, Utah.
His wife, Elizabeth, died in 1918.


FAMILY

Augustus' Parents and Siblings:
    Samuel Brocklebank Hardy
    Caroline Bacon Rogers
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(3/2/1831-12/23/1912)   (married Elizabeth Ann Capener)
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Augustus & Elizabeth's Family:
    Augustus Poor Hardy
    Elizabeth Ann Capener Hardy  
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(3/2/1831-12/23/1912)   (married 3/xx/1854)
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PHOTOS

See the undigitized photos in the Mark A. Pendleton Photograph Collection.
    Box 1, Folder 9:   #75
    Box 1, Folder 11:   #115


REFERENCES

Augustus Poor Hardy
A research report by Elaine Young, PhD.

Death certificate for Augustus Poore Hardy

Find-A-Grave entry for Augustus Poore Hardy

BillionGraves entry for Augustus P Hardy